Tower Transit Bus Service 974

Tower Transit Bus Service 974 is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and Joo Koon, passing through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay and Pioneer.

Service 974 was launched on Sunday, 8th April 2018. It was the fifth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 68.

974
44029 Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44129 Opp Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44449 Opp Blks 237/239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Blk 277 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44469 Blk 414 Choa Chu Kang Way
44539 Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44541 Northvale Condo Choa Chu Kang Dr
27109 Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
27099 Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
21379 Blk 263 Jln Boon Lay
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22501 Blk 662A Jurong West St 63
22511 Blk 658C Jurong West St 63
22521 Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28 Jurong West St 63
22469 Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22479 Aft Jurong West St 93 Upp Jurong Rd
23041 Opp Jurong Camp Upp Jurong Rd
23051 Bef Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23061 Aft Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23071 Opp SAFTI Military Inst Upp Jurong Rd
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 Joo Koon Circle
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 Joo Koon Circle
23079 SAFTI Military Inst Upp Jurong Rd
23069 Bef Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23059 Aft Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23049 Jurong Camp Upp Jurong Rd
22471 Bef Jurong West St 93 Upp Jurong Rd
22461 Opp Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22529 Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28 Jurong West St 63
22519 Blk 608 Jurong West St 63
22509 Blk 664C Jurong West St 63
22499 Opp Blk 662C EW27 Jurong West St 64
21361 Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
21371 Blk 680C Jln Boon Lay
27091 Opp Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
27101 Opp Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
44549 Opp Northvale Condo Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44441 Blk 239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44121 Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44131 Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44031 Aft Bt Panjang Stn DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
Technical Information
Route  Bukit Panjang MRT Station ↔ Joo Koon Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay, Pioneer
Route Length 18.1 km (D1) | 17.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 40 – 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
(Negotiated Contract)
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Double Deck buses:
Volvo B9TL
Single Deck buses:
MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Bt Panjang MRT 0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Joo Koon 0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 11 – 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 – 15 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins
0630 – 0830: 12 – 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 13 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins




Service 974: Launch poster
Service 974: Launch poster

Bus Service 974 is a trunk service from Bukit Panjang MRT Station to Joo Koon. The route enhances inter-town connectivity and provides Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang residents with access to existing bus services plying Nanyang Technological University and Jurong Industrial Estate. It will also enhance connectivity in the west by linking Bukit Panjang Station (Downtown Line) and Choa Chu Kang Station (North-South Line) to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon Stations (East-West Line).

The route is expected to relieve end-to-end demand on Service 172 by opening up a new express bus corridor along the Kranji Expressway (KJE), offering faster journeys between Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay, as well as complementing existing bus connections between Boon Lay and Joo Koon. Connecting directly to Joo Koon, the route will also benefit commuters travelling between the north of Singapore and industries at Joo Koon via train, reducing the need to transfer between the North South Line and East West Line at Jurong East.

Service 974 buses layover at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. However, no boarding and alighting is allowed there. The first stop of Joo Koon-bound trips start from Bus Stop 44029 (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) along Upp Bt Timah Rd, while the last stop for Bukit Panjang bound trips is at Bus Stop 44031 (Aft Bt Panjang Stn) along Upp Bt Timah Rd.

In tandem with the adjustment of Bukit Panjang LRT Operating Hours to facilitate renewal works from 13 January 2019, new Short Trip Service 974A from Bukit Panjang MRT Station to Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station was introduced, along with Special Departures of Service 974 from Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station to  Bukit Panjang MRT Station.

During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, operating hours from Bus Stop 44531 – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 towards Bukit Panjang will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by Tower Transit closer to these dates.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Deparutres
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Upp Bt Timah Rd (Aft Bt Panjang Stn) 
    Weekdays: 00:16, 00:32, 00:48 & 01:05
    Saturdays: 00:15, 00:38, 00:48 & 01:05
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 00:18, 00:33, 00:48 & 01:05
Short Trip Service
  • Service 974A: Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)
    Daily: 2338hrs, 2346hrs, 2354hrs, 0005hrs, 0015hrs, 0025hrs, 0040hrs, 0055hrs, 0110hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Early Announcement

Early Announcement (Click to expand)

This route was revealed on 28 January 2018 on mobile applications displaying bus arrival timings using LTA Datamall.

The service was also displayed on the departure timings board of Joo Koon Bus Interchange.


Gallery

Operator History:
  • 2018 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Service launched. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2018 (09 Jul): Start of regular double-decker bus deployment.
  • 2019 (13 Jan): New Short Trip Service 974A introduced in tandem with the adjusted Bukit Panjang LRT operating hours
  • 2019 (05 Oct): Last bus timing from Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn amended from 0100hrs to 0105hrs.

Past Routings

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49 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 974

  • 6 May 2020 at 6:03 AM
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    100% TTS will give Enviro500s & A22s back to CCK-BPJ package..

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